Julian “Teban” Daan signs off at 74

Futch Anthony Inso 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—He was the voice behind popular drama shows that invaded the air waves. But at 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, veteran radio personality and politician Julian “Teban” Daan succumbed to heart failure and…

Chan vetoes ordinance requiring SP reso for issuance of permits for foreshore businesses 

Rosalie Abatayo 08/21/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Requiring the approval of the city council for the issuance of permits for foreshore businesses runs contrary to the Ease of Doing Business Law. This was cited by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong”…

Duterte ‘all for SOGIE bill,’ 3rd restroom for LGBTQ+

08/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is “all for it,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Tuesay said of the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) bill, adding that the President “was inclined toward [approving]…

MCWD: Despite rains, water supply still drops

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) warned its consumers that water supply still dropped despite the regular rains brought by the southwest monsoon. In a press statement, the MCWD has announced a 13,000 cubic meter…

Cebu City Council to push for designated gender-neutral rooms in establishments

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Council is pushing for business establishments in the city to have designated gender-neutral bathrooms to encourage inclusivity. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the author of the resolution, said that Cebu City has passed…

Man found tied up, dead in Balamban

Delta Letigio, Paul Lauro 08/21/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—A  body of a man was found in Sito Buli in Barangay Cansomoroy  in Balamban town, western Cebu on Tuesday  night , August 20, 2019. Balamban Police, headed by its chief, Police Major Christian Tores,…

‘All gender restrooms’ being set up in seaport terminals — PPA

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Tuesday said it is setting up “all gender restrooms” in its seaport terminals and offices in the country in a move to promote gender inclusivity. PPA General Manager…

Only 12 of PH towns, cities have complied with local speed limit

08/20/2019

CEBU CITY –– Only 12 out of the thousands of cities and municipalities in the Philippines complied with a national government memorandum to enact local speed limit ordinances in their areas of jurisdiction, a non-government organization said.…

Know your next chief justice: Four candidates vie for SC top post

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines–Who will be the next Chief Justice? So far, there are four  Supreme Court justices vying for the top position that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Oct. 18. Associate…

House OKs bill hiking taxes on alcohol, e-cigar, vape products on final reading

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed on third and final reading a bill that will gradually increase excise tax rates on liquor and heated tobacco and vapor products. Some 184 congressmen approved House…

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